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One off the best markets in South America

This market is one of the biggest markets of Bolivia. You see the real Bolivian life but be awere... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sergio D
It's not for everyone but it is essential to see.

The reviews both good and bad are pretty accurate here. I used TripAdvisor to make the decision to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This market is one of the biggest markets of Bolivia. You see the real Bolivian life but be awere: This place become very unsafe when it became dark in the evening.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sergio D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From fresh fruit to artisan souvenir. it's crowded, some times messy but worth exploring. A plethora of delights

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonia P
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Fun will take you a whole day to see evetything from goods yo animals fruits lunch all criollo style

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gourmetbolivia
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The reviews both good and bad are pretty accurate here. I used TripAdvisor to make the decision to visit here. I have some tips for experiencing La Cancha so you are prepared for an eye-opening experience. 1. Yes there are rows upon rows of cheap...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

The cancha is a busy place... foods, clothing, and touristy stuff, musical instruments... so much to see. The souvenir stuff is pretty much all in one aisle. Helps to look around, and if you buy several things from one seller, you sometimes get a deal....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank peijenn2018
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Nice market but both my girlfriend and I were spat on, likely in an attempt to pickpocket us. Soured the experience

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mjcdowling
Reviewed 4 March 2018

la cancha is big, and the streets leading to it have specialties: mattresses, gaudy frou-frou for carnival and the like. a large % of cochabambinos go there weekly for the cheapest prices on essentials. in addition to daily staples, foot-pedal sewing machines, baby-related notions and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank younged
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Such an incredible market, one of the best we have been to on our travels. We went two days in a row and there is so much to see, it’s incredible. HOWEVER, please take care of your belongings. We had our iPhone stolen which put...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Martha H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

If you need anything and have the time to look for it, this is the open market place for you. Supposed to be one of the world's largest markets, and after spending several hours in it, can understand why. We enjoyed the area for authentic...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Welcome to one of the biggest outdoor markets in the world. You can find anything you can think of for sale and you'll struggle to believe their prices (unless they give you the "tourist price"). This would all be well and nice if it wasn't...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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